Our Czech site has been rated highly in the ‘Employer of the Region’ contest, for the third consecutive year. After two awards in 2010 and 2011, the Ostrava mill was this time awarded second place while ArcelorMittal talent management was named “best HR project”.
“Certainly, we do not take this award for granted. It is a confirmation for us that we have chosen the right strategy and approach in the way we care about our employees. For current employees, I hope the award is a sign that they made the right choice of employer and for potential employees, I hope it shows that our company is able to offer good working conditions, as well as skill development”, said Jan Rafaj, human resources and public relations director at ArcelorMittal Ostrava.
Best HR project
The talent management programme is focused on employee development at the site and its subsidiaries. It enables the company to place the right people in the right positions.
“Thanks to talent management, the company has a wider choice of candidates for senior positions and records far smaller promotion failure rates. Through this, employee competencies also improve and less than two per cent of employees identified as ‘talented’, leave the company“, explained Jan.
About Best Employer
The annual ‘Best Employer’ contest is held by the nationwide Employer Club; technical expertise is provided by consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers. The judging panel assesses companies using the following criteria: workforce, financial figures, remuneration and benefits. They also focus on the way the company handles recruitment, training and development, talent management and working hours. The other factors which were assessed included sickness rate, employee services, health and safety, employee engagement and extraordinary achievements in human resources, communications and corporate responsibility.
Collaboration: Ivo Štěrba, Communications, ArcelorMittal Ostrava,
Photo: Ivo Štěrba, Communications, ArcelorMittal Ostrava